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When

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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Where

The  Ferguson Library
96 Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06901


Contact

Linda Avellar 
Ferguson Library 
203-351-8208 
events@fergusonlibrary.org 
 

Civility in Sports and Health

A Talk with Dr. Rock Positano

Dr. Rock G. Positano, the much-honored doctor specializing in sport medicine, podiatry, and non-surgical foot and ankle medicine, will speak on Civility in Sports and Health on Monday, March 26 at 6 p.m at the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of The Ferguson Library in Stamford.

His appearance is part of a series on Civility in America sponsored by The Dilenschneider Group, Hearst Media Group in Connecticut and The Ferguson Library.

Dr. Positano has been on staff at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) since 1991 and is nationally known for his non-surgical approach for the treatment of foot disorders. He serves in the capacity of Founder and Director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle Service and the Joe DiMaggio Sports Medicine Center at HSS.

Dr. Positano is the author of, Dinner with DiMaggio. As told by Dr. Rock Positano, DiMaggio’s closest confidante in New York during the final years of his life, this memoir of a decade-long friendship reveals the very private DiMaggio as he really was, while serving up illuminating stories and rare insights about the people in his life.

In addition to Dinner with DiMaggio, Dr. Positano has authored and edited numerous peer reviewed articles and has served as the editor of eight medical textbooks ranging from foot and ankle orthopedics to sports medicine.  His thesis on foot health was approved with "Honors" and "With Distinction" by the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine.

Robert L. Dilenschneider, founder and president of The Dilenschneider Group, who conceived the idea for the series, said, “Incivility has become socially acceptable and commonplace.  The lack of civility in every segment of society, from politics to academia, from the media to the blogosphere, from talk radio to the pulpit, has become a crippling epidemic that threatens the future of our country.  Something must be done.”

For information about the series, call (203) 351-8231. Register below.